A Tramp Abroad

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Author: Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
Published: 1880
Language: English
Wordcount: 153,630 / 449 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 60.7
LoC Categories: G, PS
Audiobook: librivox.org
Downloads: 4,007
mnybks.net#: 7072
Origin: gutenberg.org
Genres: Humor, Travel, Audiobook
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he hill, above the Castle.

Heidelberg lies at the mouth of a narrow gorge--a gorge the shape of a shepherd's crook; if one looks up it he perceives that it is about straight, for a mile and a half, then makes a sharp curve to the right and disappears. This gorge--along whose bottom pours the swift Neckar--is confined between (or cloven through) a couple of long, steep ridges, a thousand feet high and densely wooded clear to their summits, with the exception of one section which has been shaved and put under cultivation. These ridges are chopped off at the mouth of the gorge and form two bold and conspicuous headlands, with Heidelberg nestling between them; from their bases spreads away the vast dim expanse of the Rhine valley, and into this expanse the Neckar goes wandering in shining curves and is presently lost to view.

Now if one turns and looks up the gorge once more, he will see the Schloss Hotel on the right perched on a precipice overlooking the Neckar--a precipice which is so sumptuously

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Average Rating of 5 from 1 reviews: *****
2011.04.25
rickeyD43
*****

This is a "must read" Mark Twain novel. It's very funny and also informative, as are all his travel books. It is not your normal travel book because Mark Twain knows how to make anything interesting. Once you've read one of his travel books, you won't rest until you've read them all.


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